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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which of the following does Chesterton say of the separation of philosophy and religion?
(a) It is why science will never be fully satisfactory.
(b) All of the above.
(c) It divides the population into thinkers and believers.
(d) It is a universal pattern in heathenism.
2. What does Chesterton say was the reaction of the populace to the rising Christian movement?
3. What does Chesterton determine is unique about Christ in comparison with the founders of the other major religions?
(a) His claim to divinity.
(b) The enduring quality of his teachings.
(c) His missing childhood.
(d) His ability to heal.
4. When morality and faith in the gods was crumbling in Rome, what else does Chesterton say was crumbling?
(a) Desire for violence.
(c) The hope for mankind.
(d) Intellectuality and philosophy.
5. Which of the following is a statement Chesterton makes about early Christianity?
(a) It flourished because of the times.
(b) It had every psychological disadvantage for success.
(c) Its rise could have been predicted.
(d) That it evolved naturally out of an empire in decay.
6. According to Chesterton, how much of the church as ever been threatened by extinction?
(a) Perhaps up to half.
(b) All of it but a ghost.
(c) None of it.
(d) The superficial practices.
7. What does Chesterton make a point of making clear about the manger where Christ was born?
(a) That it was a link to agrarian roots.
(b) That the connection with animals is central.
(c) None of these.
(d) That it was also a cave.
8. To what does Chesterton compare early Christianity?
(a) A tree that is rapidly full grown.
(b) A beacon of light in darkness.
(c) A virus.
(d) Labor pains.
9. What popular belief about the New Testament does Chesterton refute?
(a) That the scriptures need interpretation.
(b) That Jesus was apolitical.
(c) That Jesus was a merciful and humane lover of humanity.
(d) That the books of the New Testament are contradictory.
10. Which of the following statements does Chesterton say about early Christians?
(a) They knew the future for which they were fighting.
(b) Their meekness was an effective tactic.
(c) They declared war with the world.
(d) All of these.
11. From what does Chesterton's friend say the spire of a village church is originated?
(a) The peak of a mountain.
(b) Phallic worship of antiquity.
(c) Pointing to the heavens.
(d) An attempt to reach closer to God.
12. What does Chesterton say about Rome in the 4th Century?
(a) It was the ruins of a civilization.
(b) It was undeniably a civilization.
(c) It was barbarous.
(d) It had no moral system in place.
13. Which of the following is NOT one of the three distinct things that make up one in the Christmas story?
(a) The human instinct for heaven as literal as home.
(b) A challenge and a fight.
(c) A philosophy larger than other philosophies.
(d) An omnipresent divinity.
14. Which of the following is imagery that Chesterton says is important from the Christmas story?
(a) All of these.
(b) The cave.
(c) The shepherds.
(d) Heaven rising from below.
15. What does Chesterton say started to infect Rome and weaken her moral standing?
(a) Desire for wealth.
(b) Sensuality from Greece.
(d) The worship of demons.
Short Answer Questions
1. To the Romans, who were used to hearing about so many different sects and religions, what does Chesterton say was different when they heard about Christ?
2. According to Chesterton, what was Rome?
3. Which of the following does Chesterton say is the most puzzling and terrifying?
4. What great paradox rests at the heart of Christianity?
5. What does Chesterton say is one of the fundamental differences in growing up Christian?
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